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					                         Grants and Awards
                  ADVISORY GROUP MEETING
                 Monday 23 November 2009
                     ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION

Apologies for Absence

Purpose of Meeting:

    To seek advice on:

Appendix 1 – Financial Summary

Appendix 2 – 2009/10 Assessment Process

Appendix 3 – Projects recommended for Approval

    Previous Applicants – Small Grants

    New Applicants - Small Grants

    Previous Applicants - Medium Grants

    New Applicants - Medium Grants



Appendix 4 – Sporting Individual Applications
                                                               Appendix 1

             FINANCIAL SUMMARY – November 2009

                                             Amount    Recommended
                                           Requested      Grant
                                            2009/10       09/10

Total Approved Projects
                      Small Applications   £11,947      £11,450
                    Medium Applications    £6,600       £3,000
                    Sporting Individuals    £200         £200

TOTALS                                     £18,747      £14,650

Total Grant Aid Available After Round 3                 £27,132
2009/10

Remaining Grant in 2009/10                              £12,482

                                                       Recommended
                                                       Grant 10/11

Total Approved Projects
                    Medium Applications                  £2,000

TOTAL                                                    £2,000

Total Grant Aid Available for 2010/11                   £200,620
After Round 3 2009/10

Remaining Grant in 2010/11                              £198,620
                                                                      Appendix 2



                   2009/10 ASSESSMENT PROCESS

All applications received have been checked for completeness, eligibility and then
scored out of a 100 by service areas.
     Applications which scored under 50 were classed as being low priority and are
       not recommended a grant.
     Applications which scored 50 – 74 were classed as being medium priority and
       are recommended a grant.
     Applications which scored 75 – 100 were classed as being high priority and are
       recommended a grant.

Applications for funding are presented by size of grant request.
   Small Grants requesting up to £1,000 of funding
   Medium Grants requesting £1,001 - £5,000 of funding
   Large Grants requesting £5,001 to £15,000 of funding

The maximum funding recommendation is £15,000. All medium and large grant
recommendations are calculated on a contribution of 50% of eligible costs.

If the organisation has received 3 years of funding of £5,000 or more from the
Council the maximum grant recommendation is 75% of last years funding.

Groups who are requesting a grant for running costs which are over £1,000 are able
to apply for up to two years funding subject to the Council’s budget planning cycle.
                                                          Appendix 3



                                                        Page
Small Grants
Previous Applicants:
8th Gateshead Boys Brigade                               5
25th Gateshead Brownies                                  5
Community Integrated Care (Social Inclusion Gardening    5
Network)
Crawcrook Vets Bowling Club                              5
Heworth Art & Relaxation Project                         6
North of England Rosecarpe Horticultural Society         6
Ryton & District Community Centre Association            6

New Applicants:
Calderwood Residents Association                         7
Gateshead Team Gymnastics Club                           7
Newcastle & Gateshead Coeliac Support Group              7

Whickham Trefoil Guild                                   8
Wrekenton Nou Camp                                       8

Medium Grants
Previous Applicants:
3rd Gateshead Boys Brigade                               9

New applicants:
Northern Architecture                                    9
PREVIOUS APPLICANTS

8th Gateshead Boys Brigade
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

Based in Dunston the brigade provides a service for Dunston, Lobley Hill and Swalwell.
Their programme of activities and instruction are a challenge to the boys aged
between 5 – 18 years of age. The funding would be used to provide activities and
running costs. The club requested 2 years funding but small grants are not eligible.

25th Gateshead Brownies
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended -£1,000

The Unit is based in Wrekenton and benefits girls between 7 -11 years of age who live
in the local and surrounding area. The group offers a programme of activities as well
as social and practical skills. They are requesting funding for running costs,
equipment and transport costs.

Community Integrated Care (Social Inclusion Gardening Network)
Applied for - £989
Recommended - £990

This is a community integrated care project, which enables people with learning
disabilities to take part in activities such as planting, cultivating, growing and
nurturing their own allotment. The project is based at the Whinnies in Sunniside,
which is a registered home for people with learning difficulties. They are requesting
funding to purchase additional equipment for their allotments.

Crawcrook Vets Bowling Club
Applied for - £500
Recommended - £500

The bowling club is open to anyone of any age and encourages them to take part in
lawn green bowling. They are requesting funding towards transport costs and
equipment. The club has requested 2 year funding but small grants are not eligible.

Heworth Art & Relaxation Project
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000
The project provides a community based mental health art and relaxation group
service. It is based at Thomas Hepburn School and runs regular classes where
members of the group can learn new skills and techniques. They are requesting
funding for running and activity costs. The club has requested 2 year funding but
small grants are not eligible.

North of England Rosecarpe Horticultural Society
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

The Rosecarpe Society encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of flowers and
other plants and the art of flower arranging by holding exhibitions, lectures and
producing publications. The society is based in Gateshead and meets monthly at the
Civic Centre. They have applied for a grant towards running costs. The club has
requested 2 year funding but small grants are not eligible.

Ryton & District Community Centre Association
Applied for - £960
Recommended - £960

The community centre serves a wide range of groups from the local neighbourhood.
These include sewing classes, yoga, a band, walking group, weight management, ballet
school, camera club and many other community events and meetings. They are
requesting funding towards the purchase of a shed which will give them outside
storage and allow them to free up space in the centre and make it safer.

Condition
    Group to provide signed copies of constitution and account prior to release of
      grant.


NEW APPLICANTS

Calderwood Residents Association
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

This Association is a newly formed group which is based in Low Fell and benefits the
residents of Calderwood Estate. The groups aim is to bring people together to look
after and improve the area that they live. One of their first projects is to try to
improve Calderwood Park. The group are requesting funding for running costs and an
event in the park. The club requested 2 years funding but small grants are not
eligible.
Gateshead Team Gymnastics Club
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

The gymnastics club are based at the Lyndhurst Centre in Beacon Lough. They
provide gymnastics training to girls and boys between the ages of
5 – 17. Funding is requested towards running costs. The club requested 2 year
funding but small grants are not eligible.

Condition
    Signed copy of accounts required prior to release of grant.

Newcastle & Gateshead Coeliac Support Group
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

This is a newly formed group who have members from across Gateshead. The group
are offering a new service for diagnosed coeliac patients and their families through
advice and support. They are requesting funding towards running costs and activities.

Condition
    Group to provide a signed constitution in the same name as their bank account
      prior to release of grant

Whickham Trefoil Guild
Applied for - £998
Recommended - £1,000

The Trefoil Guild is based at Guide Headquarters in Whickham. It is an organisation
for those who have retired from active guiding with members being between the ages
of 50 -80 years of age. Girlguiding celebrates its centenary year in 2010 so the guild
are requesting funding to allow them to organise a number of events to celebrate this
event

Condition
    Signed copy of accounts required prior to release of grant.

Wrekenton Nou Camp
Applied for - £1,000
Recommended - £1,000

This group is a youth football club who are based at the Campground in Wrekenton.
The club provides training and playing opportunities to children aged between 5 -16
and also involve volunteers and families. It is a newish club which has been running
for about 18 months and in that time has grown rapidly so they are requesting funding
for equipment and running costs.

Conditions
    Group to provide a copy of signed constitution prior to release of grant.
    Grant to be spent on running costs and purchase of equipment as outlined in
      application form.
    Group to continue to be an active member of the Gateshead Football
      Development Group.
                                   Medium Grants

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS

3rd Gateshead Boys Brigade
Applied for - £2,000
Recommended - £2,000 (09/10)
Recommended – £2,000 (10/11)

Based in Wrekenton, the group provides a variety of learning and leisure activities for
young boys from the age of 6 to 19 year. It also provides training and volunteering
opportunities. Funding is requested to assist with running cost and equipment.

The group has requested 2 year funding so it is recommended that the receive
£2,000 in both 09/10 and 10/11.

NEW APPLICANTS

Northern Architecture
Applied for - £4,600
Recommended – £1,000

Northern Architecture is based in Newcastle and covers the North East region. The
group are requesting funding towards events that they will run in Gateshead as part
of the North East Festival of Architecture which will be open to all members of the
public and it is anticipated that it will attract over 100 Gateshead residents.

Condition
    Group to provide signed copies of governing document and account prior to
      release of grant.
                                                                       Appendix 4

                 Sporting Individuals Applications
                                                                    Page

Graham Reveley – Gateshead & Whickham ASC                              10
Luke Bradley – Gateshead & Whickham ASC                                10
Samantha Gray – Gateshead Harriers AC                                  10



Graham Reveley – Gateshead & Whickam ASC
                                                                            £50

2nd Place in the 50 mtr Backstroke event at the North East Regional Short Course
Championships held in Durham City in November 2009

Ward: Dunston & Teams

Luke Bradley – Gateshead & Whickham ASC
                                                                            £50

4th Place in the U 13 s 100 mtr Breast Stroke event at the North East Regional
finals held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield in June 2009

Ward: Low Fell

Samantha Gray – Gateshead Harriers AC
                                                                           £100

1st Place in the Discus Event at the Aviva Parallel Success All Comers Event held at
Crystal Palace, London in July 2009

Ward: Windy Nook and Whitehills

				
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